Electrical Repair & Projects
Electrical work can be intimidating for the average person. Unlike other aspects of home improvement, electrical work is not something the average homeowner can do on their own. A very strong understanding and knowledge of the fundamentals of working with electricity and electrical circuits is crucial to ensure household items function properly, and paramount to the safety of your home and loved ones. JeterBuilt Construction is manned by certified electricians with decades of experience working on both residential and commercial projects in Redding and the greater Shasta County areas.
New Outlets and Switches
Whether you are preparing your home to sell or simply want to upgrade the look and feel of where you reside, replacing the outlets and switches in your home is a subtle yet powerful way to both increase the efficiency and safety in your home and to modernize your decorum.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFI or GFCI) outlets are a great way to improve the safety of your home. These devices work by measuring the input and output current running through them and if there are any discrepancies the power is cut to the outlet. These should be installed at a minimum anywhere near water, to include the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry or utility rooms, wash sinks and if you are lucky enough to have a wet bar, there too. Ideally, these would be installed throughout your home to maximize safety.
Modernizing your home usually involves steps like fresh paint, new flooring and countertops, and replacing lighting fixtures. These are all great items to bring an old home or room back to life. Other important upgrades are the switches and receptacles. Modern looking fixtures are an excellent accent on a remodeling project. Recessed or canned lighting can open up a room and give the illusion of more space. Rather than the lights hanging down, they are “recessed” into the ceiling and allow for taller people to walk through a room comfortably. Combine new lighting with dimmer switches and the effects can be dramatic. Dimmer switches allow for control of how much light is in the room and affords the homeowner control over ambience with a slight turn of the knob.
Outside Your Home
Living in Redding, California affords us many months of great weather and the ability to spend quite a bit of time outside of our homes. To fully enjoy nature, we often need a little help. Accent or security lighting on the outside of our home and throughout your yard is a great way to maximize the enjoyment nature offers. Whether you desire pathway lighting to help you navigate your yard in the early or later hours, or landscape lighting to accentuate the flora that occupies your property, Jeterbuilt can help you choose and install the proper equipment to meet your needs. If you are lucky enough to have an Alumawood covered deck, you can add to its beauty and functionality with outdoor ceiling fans, colored lighting, and electrical outlets for outdoor entertainment systems.
Motion sensored lighting can be great for both security and for when you need short term lighting while traversing your property in the dark. These systems can be installed on your home exterior, garage or as stand alone units in a variety of designs and wattages.
220V outlets can be installed in the home or anywhere you may need that level of electrical power. Most Jacuzzi Spas or RV connections require 220V outlets and can be easily installed by our certified electricians. Having the insurance of a backup generator system is a necessity for some and a luxury for others, regardless of which group you fall into, Jeterbuilt electricians can connect your generator system to your home and ensure that all applicable amenities are “backed up” by a generator if the need arises.
Data and Networking
Wireless networks are the norm and we get used to having them wherever we go, but wired networks are more reliable and provide both faster speeds and an added layer of security. Jeterbuilt electricians can run the necessary wiring throughout your home to ensure you have the highest internet speeds in every room of your house, regardless of how far you are located from the home router. Entertainment systems no longer have to be located right next to your router/modem and high speeds for streaming movies or playing video games can be enjoyed simultaneously in multiple locations of your home. The home router can be wired in a closet and be out of sight, yet fully functional. Our certified electricians can bring either the phone line or cable into the closet and then run the necessary cat-5 or cat-6 wiring to every room in your home and install the proper outlet receptacles. Wireless networks are still an added option, but fixed network consuming devices like entertainment centers and personal computers can be easily connected to a faster (than wireless network speeds) and more secure wired network.
Fans and Lighting
Whole house fans are a great cost effective way to beat the Redding heat. Whole house fans work by pulling air from inside the home into the attic where it can be released through attic vents. Many whole house fans will include aesthetically pleasant louvers that open up when the fan is on and close when not in use, camouflaging the fan into the ceiling. According to energy.gov a whole house fan should be installed by a trained professional to ensure proper ventilation and safe electrical connections. Installing a new attic fan at the same time is a great way to ensure that not only your home interior is being cooled properly, but your attic is being cooled as well. Controlling airflow in your home and attic is a responsible way to extend the life of your roof, insulation and overall home. Whole house fans can definitely increase the airflow of your entire home and helps substantially in the cooling of your entire home, but individual ceiling fans both increase airflow in the room they are installed in and can accentuate the rooms design, especially when they are combined with lighting. Having the ceiling fan and lights controlled by a wall mounted dual switch or dimmer can make it easy for children or elders to control both the airflow and the lighting in the room.
Refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, trash compactor and microwave, all items that we like to replace from time to time. As these devices become more and more technically advanced and more expensive, it is imperative that we ensure they are installed and connected properly. Sufficient power fed from a trusted circuit is needed to guarantee your new investment does not have issues and your warranty is not voided by the manufacturer. Jeterbuilt electricians can test and replace any portion of your home electrical grid to provide the optimal power to your new appliance. This includes upgrading or replacing your home circuit panel, interior wiring or outlet if necessary. Our certified electricians can test your electrical panel and ensure your home is equipped with the sufficient load. Too frequently homeowners add energy consuming devices to their home without ensuring the home circuit breaker is capable of properly handling or delivering the electrical load. A small investment in your electrical circuit can go a long way towards the life and proper use of your home’s appliances. Some internal appliances require 220V outlets like your dryer or oven. Jeterbuilt certified electricians can install the proper circuit breakers, wiring and outlets for all your 220V needs.